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Washington, DC / Sniper Shootings / Arrests / Suspects / Reaction #712839

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Oct 24, 2002
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) The arrest of John Muhammad & Lee Malvo at a Maryland rest stop in connection with the sniper shootings in the Washington, DC, area reported.

(Rockville: John Miller) The capture of the two suspects reviewed. [Maryland state police Maj. Greg SHIPLEY†- says the state police received a 911 call from a passing motorist & arrested two sleeping individuals.] [Rest area manager Larry BLANK†- describes what happened.] Diagram shown of the customized Chevrolet that allowed sniper fire from inside the car.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Washington: Pierre Thomas) The October 18 phone call to an Ashland, Virginia, clergyman about the Falls Church shooting, the Alabama robbery/murder & the tarot card that led to Muhammad & Malvo recounted; aerial scenes shown from Tacoma, Washington. [Montgomery, Alabama, police Chief John WILSON†- comments on the phone call referring to the Alabama crime.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Tacoma, Washington: Neal Karlinsky) The background of the two suspects, Muhammad & Malvo, reviewed. [Former neighbor Deborah WATERS†- talks about Muhammad.] [Former sister-in-law Sharon NORMAN†- talks about Malvo's diet.] [Former business partner Felix STROZIER†- says John would get upset.] [Former sister-in-law Sheila TEZANO†- wonders about the shootings.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Montgomery County, Maryland: Barry Serafin) The mood in the Washington area now that suspects have been caught examined. [Mother Mindy WANAT†, MAN, Patty HOWLIN†, at restaurant, manager Mark KNOX†, Fairfax Comfort Inn's Glenette POST†; Cathleen MARVEL†- express their feelings.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Further coverage on noted.

Jennings, Peter;
Miller, John;
Thomas, Pierre;
Karlinsky, Neal;
Serafin, Barry

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